Enjoy a leisurely cycle tour through the vast villages of Galle. Your host (a villager himself) will meet you just outside the Wijaya Beach Resort in Dalawella and take you further inland where the fun and excitement really begins. Experience a mix of modern roads, modern houses, and private tourist villas, intertwined with and around the rustic way of life. Stop and help a farmer working in his fields, or stop at the village temple to receive a blessing, or join the village children to fly their homemade kites, or even join the local teenagers in a game of cricket. You will also enjoy the diverse bird life and the Dutch canals, all while trying to negotiate the pothole laden gravel paths along the way. At the halfway point, stop and enjoy a refreshing drink of Kind Coconut or “Thambili” as it is colloquially known. Here, life is much slower, and much calmer. What more could one ask for?
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